Hope celebrates Canada Day with class and style

With a range of events across the region, there’s something for everyone

It’s not every day that one turns 152, so when it happens, it’s only natural to celebrate in style!

Come rain or shine, Hope will be celebrating Canada Day with a range of all-ages, family-friendly events that will not only pay hommage to our nation, but will honour the diversity in the part of Canda we call home.

Make Canada Day memories in Memorial Park

n Canada Day Car Show in the Park – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

This year, the Hope Motorsports Group is excited to include spaces for batter electric vehicles (BEVs) at their annual Classic Car Show. There will also be the classic vintage and collector cars of various vintages there for judging.

Fee: Entry by donation, and there will be dash plaques for the first 100 entrants.

n Opening ceremonies and flag raising – 10:30 a.m.

KidZone – A special place for the young in heart and body to make memories while celebrating Canada’s 152nd birthday. There will be balloon twisting, face painting, games, and crafts.

n Charlotte Diamond concert – 12 p.m.

Take in one of Canada’s most celebrated children’s performers, Charlotte Diamond, at a live Canada Day concert in the heart of Hope, Memorial Park. Diamond is a Juno Award-winning artist who’s hit, Four Hugs a Day, is a classic nursery rhyme in almost every Canadian household.

Celebrate Canada’s diversity at the Multicultural Festival Starts at 11 a.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion (344 Fort Street)

Hosted by the Hope Inclusion Project and OARH, this free, family-friendly festival celebrates Canada Day with crafts, food, and entertainment.

Manning celebrates Canada– 11 a.m – 3:30 p.m.

Manning Park is hosting a special Canada Day event at the Lightning Lake day use area that will feature a BBQ, kids’ crafts, face painting, Canadian music, community partners, historical entertainers, and perhaps best of all, free Canada Day cupcakes!

Keepin’ the fun rollin’ with an evening of music at 6th Avenue Park

From 6:30 until 10:30 p.m., there will be live performances by multiple award-winning country music artists, including Ben Click, and Sweet Tequila.

There will also be a kids entertainment zone with a princess meet and greet, bouncy castles, and carnival games. And for those looking for a bit more excitement, they can head into the Rotary Club’s beer garden for their turn on the mechanical bull.

The evening will be capped off by a fireworks display presented by the Hope and District Chamber of Commerce.


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